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RSS News Feeds

NSERC offers you the option of subscribing to updates to our Web site via an RSS feed. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary (or Real Simple Syndication as some refer to it). It provides an automated way for you to check for new content on a Web site without having to visit the site repeatedly.

Our feeds are customized to meet the needs of various groups. Each item includes the date, a headline or title, and a summary of the update. After reading the summary, you have the option to view the full article simply by selecting a link to the appropriate page on our site.

There are seven NSERC RSS feeds to choose from:

Many recent versions of browsers offer the option of subscribing to an RSS feed simply by selecting the appropriate link and following the instructions. You may need to install a piece of software known as an aggregator in order to view RSS content. There are a number of RSS aggregators and feed readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet.

Why use RSS?

Here are some of the advantages of using an RSS feed:

  • You select what news you want. RSS allows you to select the type of news and information you receive from Web sites.
  • You determine when you get your news. Once you download your news reader, you can customize it to go and fetch the news every five minutes or every hour, depending on your preferences.
  • Less spam. Because you are not subscribing to an e-mail list, you eliminate the risk of getting unsolicited e-mail. No personal information is required to subscribe to an RSS feed.
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